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March 22, 2019

Naomi Welty, 83-year-old Shattuck resident, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019, at her home south of Shattuck. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2019, at the First United Methodist Church of Shattuck with Reverend Janet Fitz officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home, Woodward.

Naomi Maxine (Cotter) Welty was born on May 13, 1935, in Freedom, Oklahoma to Bruce and Ethel Iris (Romig) Cotter. She grew up in Farry, Oklahoma, and attended the Farry Schools, graduating with the class of 1953. Naomi was united in marriage to Sam Welty on May 8, 1953, in Alva, Oklahoma. To this union two children were born, John and Jonette. They later made their home in Shattuck.

She worked as a mail carrier and a nurse aide at Newman Memorial Hospital. Naomi also worked at Duckwalls, which later became Alco, and she milked and fed cows, and drove a tractor and feed truck. Naomi served as president for the Sorosis Club for many years. She loved feeding and watching her birds, but most of all she loved being with her family, her dog Frisky and any baby animal.

She is survived by her son John Welty of Shattuck; daughter Jonette Shuja and husband Jalal of Wichita, Kansas; grandchildren, Justin Welty and wife Billie of St. Clairsville, Ohio, Lori Davis and husband Jim of Collinsville, Oklahoma, Rabiah Awan and husband Kashif of Naperville, Illinois, Yaseen and Ibraheem Shuja of Wichita, Kansas; great-grandchildren, Spencer Brewer, Zakk Davis, Tommy and Trinity Moore, and Anthony Moore, Jahanzeb and Sufiyah Awan; two great-great-granddaughters; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Sam Welty, great-granddaughter, Kelli Brewer, grandson Dustin Welty, sisters-in-law, Ila Kornele and husband Dick, Georgie Kornele, Betty Perrin and husband Marvin; brothers-in-law, Dick Welty and wife Irene and Ed Welty and wife Alice.

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